Thursday, 6 June 2013

Yarnspiration

Just recently, I've been desperately looking for some yarny inspiration and think that at last I may just have found some!


This rather fabulous photo of  local statue Ben Sayers appeared on my Facebook news feed this morning and made me smile. He was apparently yarn bombed as part of last years Royal National Life Boat Fete Day which is held annually in our little seaside town. I absolutely love his knitted life jacket, fishy bunting and woolly beard and think he looks very fetching indeed!


Woolly bunting seems to be very popular in blogland just now, thanks to the very lovely Lucy of Attic 24 who is rallying the troops into making Granny Bunting Triangles for Yarndale. With that in mind, I finally motivated myself into picking up my hook again, dug out my stash of Stylecraft DK and made a start on some Granny Bunting for the Yarndale cause. As I am lucky enough to stay beside the sea, I think I am going to try and stick with a seaside inspired colour palette of blues and greens and might also add some seasidey embellishments to my bunting at a later stage.

As with all the Attic 24 patterns it is really easy to follow and is the perfect project for using up all the little odds and ends of yarn which aren't much use for anything else. I'll keep you up to date with my woolly bunting progress as and when it happens!  :O)x

4 comments:

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

It's going to be great, I love the sound of crochet bunting! :) x

andamento said...

Love the yarn bombed statue, especially his string of fish!
I found making the bunting quite addictive, yours is looking lovely so far.

Gillian said...

I haven't yet made my bunting, I really must get cracking. Love that yarn bombed statue. x

Flora and Paws said...

Hi Jackie.

I have just discovered your little blog. I love the yarnbombed fisherman, especially the fish - great fun.

Your triangle looks lovely and I look forward to seeing them all finished off.